The Brazilian finished in the third round the Ukrainian Oleksandr Khyzhniak to proclaim himself Olympic middleweight champion
The brazilian Hebert Souza hit a left handed crossover in the third round to save a fight he had lost, defeat by knock out to ukrainian Oleksandr Khyzhniak and win the gold medal in boxing middleweight in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020.
With cards against 20-18 after six minutes, Souza got the better part in a trade midway through the final round and knocked down the brash Khyzhniak.
In the two initial segments, the European took advantage in the short distance with a physical boxing in which, in addition to placing the best hits, he made the Brazilian fail. Instead of taking care of the difference in favor, he went out to finish off the South American and that cost him the gold medal.
In the other men’s final this Saturday, the British Yagal Galal won the title in the flyweight division, beating the Filipino Carlo Paalam 4-1.
Galal did damage with the ‘jab’ and took advantage in the first six minutes of combat; With trade he managed the advantage in the third round in which he went back without taking risks. Although the Asian took the final round, it was not enough to win.
Bulgarian Stoyka Krasteva imposed conditions with her left hand; From the first round she counterattacked with power and took the victory by unanimous vote over the Turkish Buze Naz Cakiroglu, who could never decipher the style of the rival.
In the last match of the evening, Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli avenged her compatriot’s setback and won the welterweight gold by beating the girl Hong Gu 3-0 in a fight that went from less to more.
With more range, Gu won the favor of four judges in the first round, in which he hit good forehand shots; the Turkish finished better, but it was of little use to her. In the second the European secured the Olympic scepter; Gu lost a point for grabbing and received a protection bead, which put the cards in his opponent’s favor.
The third was grabbing by the Asian, despite which two judges voted the fight table. Surmeneli won with three votes in favor 29-27.
The boxing competition will conclude this Sunday with the finals for women in the light and medium weights and for men in the light and super heavy categories.
Latin America will have a presence in the first two lawsuits on the card. In the light weights, the Brazilian Beatriz Ferreira will look for the gold in the ones against the Irish Kellie Harrington and the Cuban Andy Cruz, world champion, will face the American Keyshawn Davis.